It is going to take a bit longer for Anderson Silva fans to hear the former champion's defense for taking performance enhancing drugs (PED) prior to UFC 183 on Jan. 31, 2015, as his scheduled Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) hearing has once again been postponed until June 5th.
Combate (via Bloody Elbow) first reported the change, although there is no indication as to why the hearing was pushed from May to next month. Back in March, Silva's team requested and was granted a postponement of their hearing, so it is certainly possible "The Spider's" team once again asked for a later date in order to develop their defense more thoroughly.
The former middleweight champ is currently suspended by the NSAC for testing positive for steroids before and after his fight against Nick Diaz. Silva will also have to explain those anti-anxiety meds, too.
With Silva expected to admit he took PED's in order to heal his broken leg, you have to wonder exactly what the hold up is. The longer Silva's legal team waits, the more they are likely delaying the inevitable suspension and fine.
Considering "The Spider" wants to make his Octagon return following this debacle, it would be in his best interest to get the NSAC hearing over with.
Then again, we can only speculate as to why the hearing has been delayed for a second time, and perhaps this time it was the NSAC who pushed the date back.
Regardless of what happens, Silva knows that UFC brass is behind him no matter the outcome.